MAX LINDER DEAD.
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
PARIS, Nov. 1.
Max Linder, the cinema actor, and his young wife were found in their bedroom at an hotel near the Bois de Boulogne yesterday in a state of coma, due, apparently, to an overdose of veronal, with the arteries of their wrists severed by razor cuts. They were taken to hospital, but both succumbed during the day.
Two years ago, only seven months after his marriage, Max Linder and his wife were found unconscious in their rooms in Vienna, where he was acting for a film. Max Linder had a very highly-strung and excitable temperament, and suffered frequently from fits of depression. A few days ago he resigned his position as president of the Society of Film Authors, and talked of going into the country for a thorough rest.
Max Linder's real name was Gabriel Leuvielle. He was born at Bordeaux, and possessed all the light heartedness and exuberant emotions of a southerner. After some slight experience on the music-hall stage, he started acting for the films in 1905, and soon met with great success. He was one of the first male film „stars“ to win world fame, and the films in which he took part held a wide popularity in America as well as in Europe. He eloped with his wife in 1922, and soon afterwards married her. (The Times, Nov. 2nd 1925)